Dex Carvey, the son of Dana Carvey, died Wednesday night of an “accidental drug overdose,” the former Saturday Night Live star and his wife announced. He was 32.
“Dex packed a lot into those 32 years,” Carvey and his wife of 40 years, Paula Zwagerman, wrote in a signed post on X (formerly Twitter). “He was extremely talented at so many things — music, art, filmmaking, comedy — and pursued all of them passionately.
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything fun,” the post continued.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, Dex was pronounced dead at home. TMZ said his girlfriend, Kaylee, had called paramedics after he had apparently locked himself in the bathroom. An official cause of death has not been determined.
Like his Wayne’s World-starring father, Dex was a comedian; he opened for his father’s 2016 Netflix special, Straight White Male, and also appeared in the 2013 miniseries The Funster and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015).
Survivors also include his younger brother, Thomas.